Mountville plants pinwheels for peace

People near hundreds of colorful pinwheels in a church yard
Mountville Church of the Brethren recognition of International Day of Peace.

In recognition of the International Day of Peace Mountville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren on Sunday, Sept. 17, shared a litany of remembrance for the 216 children killed each month in the United States due to gun violence (according to Pew Research Center, April 6, 2023). Following worship, the congregation “planted” pinwheels in the lawn, each representing a child, as a public witness to “Seek Peace and Pursue It.”

On Sept. 21, a public candlelight vigil was an opportunity for the whole community to lament, remember, and witness to God’s call to be people of peace. —Angela Finet

This article originally appeared in Messenger magazine.

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